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Old 08-14-2011, 10:21 AM   #11
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I keep both fresh and salt tanks.

the best of both worlds in my opinion. lol
Wow - from the list of tanks there, you must be DEDICATED! Do you ever sleep?
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:22 AM   #12
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Fresh, brackish and also salt soon
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:26 AM   #13
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What fish do you have in your brackish?
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Wow - from the list of tanks there, you must be DEDICATED! Do you ever sleep?

I live, eat and sleep fish.

I've been known to do water changes in the middle of the night LOL.

They are my babies......Love them all

(I am a little partial to my sw tanks though since I baby them so much)
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I am strictly a freshie. SW just seems like it is harder and more expensive than FW. Not only do you have to worry about ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, but also SG. I about passed out when I looked in the saltwater section at a LFS and corals, etc were $50! I could buy tons of anacharis for what a single coral costs.
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Most of my corals I paid $20 for. I just got 3 frags for $15 too! It's not always so expensive. lol

The setup costs I believe are more especially if you go reef. BUT in the end its a great investment of time and money, at least in my opinion.
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I keep FW and BW. I find the BW to be less trouble disease wise than my FW, although I'm not giving up my FW tanks.
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I am strictly a freshie. SW just seems like it is harder and more expensive than FW. Not only do you have to worry about ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, but also SG. I about passed out when I looked in the saltwater section at a LFS and corals, etc were $50! I could buy tons of anacharis for what a single coral costs.
Saltwater is not all that complicated IMO...once your tank cycles it should remain stable ...just do top offs and your SG will remain stable..I haven't checked my SG in months ..Start with fish only and move to reefs if you wanted..you just can't keep all the "cool" saltwater fish in a reef, ie..angels ,tusks ,triggers ..you can have lots of shrooms and rics still
bottom line,,don't be intimidated by saltwater
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Most of my corals I paid $20 for. I just got 3 frags for $15 too! It's not always so expensive. lol

The setup costs I believe are more especially if you go reef. BUT in the end its a great investment of time and money, at least in my opinion.
Sounds like this place was over priced. I guess it just sounds hard until you do it, then it is simple.

I do have to agree that some SW tanks I have seen are simply AMAZING, even if it costs a lot.
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What fish do you have in your brackish?
A green spotted puffer
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